By Iliriana Bisha Tagani MD in Gilmore Health News.
French researchers discovered the presence of complete and functional mitochondria in the bloodstream. Ultimately, this discovery may lead to better diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of many diseases, including some cancers.
Our blood consists of red and white blood cells and platelets bathed in a liquid known as plasma. But the blood is also composed of complete and functional mitochondria researchers at the Inserm of the University of Montpellier and the Montpellier Cancer Institute revealed in a study published on January 19 in The Faseb Journal. These organelles play a key role in maintaining the lipid content and good ion concentrations necessary for physiological communication, in supplying the energy needed for blood circulation, in supporting the transport of glucose and insulin and in eliminating potential health risks.
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